Posted on January 7, 2015

The jellyfish metaphor

Do you feel a bit like this jellyfish? A bit slapped about by life; exhausted; soulless; queasy; cast adrift?

A dead jellyfish

It’s January. It’s understandable.

The day I spotted this jellyfish washed up on the beach my first thought was: did it have a happy life? Maybe it transcended this life for another, finding a mesmerising new ocean in the sky ?

But it never had a heart or a brain. Not like you.

It didn’t have the chance to pursue new hobbies or learn a language, save for the language of the sea. Without a brain to think and plan, it simply existed. But as humans, there is so much more in the world.

Live, conquer, swim! Be good, be kind, be grateful and buoyant through choppy seas. Find the light. Transcend the day-to-day and make your inner jellyfish proud.

Read: interesting jellyfish facts.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Karen January 8, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I would like to think that this jellyfish HAS transcended, just leaving the carcass or shedding its skin, and has gone to a better place or been transformed into something even better! x
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    • Reply daintydora January 8, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Me too!!

  • Reply Vikki January 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Love the jellyfish metaphor. January is such a dark, dreary month it’s hard to ‘find the light’, but I do find the start of a year quite exciting with possibilities ahead so here’s to exploring that ‘much more’ in the world! x
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    • Reply daintydora January 9, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      I agree Vikki. January is awash with exciting possibilities and new regimes, tinged with the dark and dreary days and weather for us in the Northern Hemisphere. I’ve heard that ‘September is the new January’ for some people because it’s another good time to start new things. I think the key is to do your best to stay motivated but that it’s ok to give in to doing not much when our bodies are still in hibernation mode. We can ‘aim for the stars’ in our mind! x

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